Today is a sad day in many ways. It is a day that reminds you that the UK is leaving the EU, or a day that reminds you that we have not yet left the EU. However, it is also a moving day for a more important reason than that.
Today, WWE’s legendary commentator Jim Ross’ final day at the WWE Universe is at work. Sad times, for sure.
In another parable with the political chaos in the UK, we knew it was coming, but it happened later than expected. JR announced that he was leaving World Wrestling Entertainment a few weeks ago, but he said he was leaving on March 28.
When he spoke on his podcast The Jim Ross Report, he said: “My WWE contract, after 26 years, expires on March 28,
“After we have spoken with Vince McMahon, we mutually agree that I should go further.
“I still want to play the game, I still think I can play play-by-play although others in Vince think I can’t.”
Earlier today, he confirmed that his time in WWE was over, tweeting: “Great day … it’s the last day of my contract with @WWE after 26 years.
“A WWE camera crew arrives at my house today to record for an @ undertaker documentary.
“I am honored to be part of it. Great way to leave.”
Fair play, it seems as if the voice of WWE can leave with its head held high.
In the same episode of his podcast that he announced his departure from the WWE Universe, he said he had no regrets and no hard feelings about leaving the biggest wrestling promotion in the world.
Ross continued: “I will not return to the WWE, but will leave with great thoughts,
“Vince is great for Jan [Ross’s late wife] and myself and has put us financially for life, for which I can never pay him back.”
However, this is not the end for JR.
Although he no longer works for the big boys of professional wrestling, he will probably comment on something.
It is just not clear where.
“I’m 67, I still have the feeling that I can get the job done and wrestle the game by piece, and I want to explore that possibility and possibility,” Ross said.
“I continue in a positive way, saying nothing but good things about everyone involved.
“You know, I have my criticisms in WWE, like we all do, like people do when you’re there for a long time. It’s a very unique community and I don’t regret it.
He added: “I have to go back outside and do what my passion brings me to do.
“I don’t know exactly what that will be, but I don’t think I have had a job for a long time.”
So far, JR. Thank you for the memories.